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Parent Guide to Verto Education

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The Verto Difference

College Admission

Simultaneous, free application to 45 partner colleges including William & Mary, Bucknell, University of Oregon, University of Tennessee, Grinnell College, the College of Wooster, and more. Our partner colleges often prioritize Verto students for admission, giving them a leg-up over their peers and a pathway into a school they may not otherwise have access to.

Affordability

Our semesters are typically less than in-state tuition to college and include all meals, housing, and in-country transportation. We also offer access to FAFSA/Pell & additional grants and scholarships that can reduce the cost of a semester significantly.

16 College Credits

Verto offers general education courses for both liberal arts and STEM majors. Students can travel the world and stay on track to graduate in four years.You can work with Verto’s admissions team to map your college credits to any college in the US.

Experience of a Lifetime

Students are part of a traveling classroom, taking courses in the morning and having hands on experience in the afternoons. They have a plethora of new experiences including: homestays, working in a local community, ziplining or rafting, etc.

What are our parents saying?

Did I notice changes in my daughter when she came back? Yes. My little girl had grown up intellectually and emotionally. She really had grown tremendously. Of course you never want them to grow up completely. She was still her same fun self, but the level of understanding, the type of conversation we were able to have, her confidence, her ability to speak to certain issues in an informed, educated, and confident manner — these were really really exciting for me as a parent to see. That’s what we want. That’s what we hope for. Our kids grow up.

Verto Parent, class of 2018

My daughter was introduced to the Verto experience in her senior year of high school. She has always been interested in studying abroad and this seemed like a great opportunity for her. I was nervous about her going so far away for so long, but my fears were quickly put to rest seeing how happy and well taken care of my child was while away. She did two semesters with Verto. The first was Latin America followed by South Pacific. Reading and talking about what the students would be doing while away was exciting but the actual experiences my child had was like nothing I could have ever imagined.

Verto Parent, class of 2019

Did I notice changes in my daughter when she came back? Yes. My little girl had grown up intellectually and emotionally. She really had grown tremendously. Of course you never want them to grow up completely. She was still her same fun self, but the level of understanding, the type of conversation we were able to have, her confidence, her ability to speak to certain issues in an informed, educated, and confident manner — these were really really exciting for me as a parent to see. That’s what we want. That’s what we hope for. Our kids grow up.

Verto Parent, class of 2018

Did I notice changes in my daughter when she came back? Yes. My little girl had grown up intellectually and emotionally. She really had grown tremendously. Of course you never want them to grow up completely. She was still her same fun self, but the level of understanding, the type of conversation we were able to have, her confidence, her ability to speak to certain issues in an informed, educated, and confident manner — these were really really exciting for me as a parent to see. That’s what we want. That’s what we hope for. Our kids grow up.

Verto Parent, class of 2018

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